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Buying a car during the coronavirus pandemic

The recent coronavirus pandemic and all the restrictions that came with it put a stop to many exciting experiences such as buying a new car. However, with car dealerships open from June 1st, those looking to purchase a new vehicle can now resume their search - and where better to buy than Currie Motors? In this article we look at how UK dealerships like Currie Motors are working hard to make the customer buying experience as normal as possible under the new government health and safety regulations.

Buying a car online

The lockdown period gave dealerships the opportunity to perfect their remote sales processes, allowing buyers to reserve and purchase cars from the comfort of their own home, without contravening social distancing guidelines.

With Currie Motors, choosing a car online and arranging finance couldn’t be easier. Simply choose from the wide range of models available using the information, imagery and video footage on-site to get an idea of your perfect vehicle. You can instantly reserve a car online for just £99. All cars, both new and used, come with a warranty, as well as history, mileage and service checks to give you peace of mind.

For customers looking to trade in their old car, there is also the option of a free part exchange valuation. To help you with your budgeting, Currie Motors can provide a market-accurate indicative value for your trade-in vehicle - all you have to do is complete the online form.

Once you’ve decided on the vehicle for you, you will need to book an appointment for a test drive. Solo test drives in disinfected cars were approved by the DVLA in April - all you need to provide is your Licence Check code, Driving Licence and another proof of address which Currie Motors will retain during your test drive.

Buying from a showroom

Now that customers can visit dealerships once more, the best way to buy a car is to come into the showroom. At Currie Motors, the top priority is always the wellbeing of customers and staff. This is why Currie Motors are working to follow government guidelines whilst continuing to maintain their famous high standard of customer service at all times.

Next time you plan to visit a Currie Motors dealership, please follow these simple guidelines to help keep you safe:

  • Book an appointment prior to coming in to the dealership
  • Face coverings are required when visiting the showroom
  • Please follow the 2-metre social distancing policy, including whilst queuing
  • Please use the hand sanitiser available
  • Follow the clear one-way directional signage whilst in the showroom
  • Cash will not be accepted - please bring a debit or credit card

To further protect your health and wellbeing, staff will be seated behind Perspex screens, all reading material has been removed, and vehicles will be thoroughly sanitised after each use. If, in the run-up to your appointment, you find that you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, please reschedule your appointment.

Currie Motors are exceptionally nice people to do business with, so if you have any queries about buying a car in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the knowledgeable and fully-trained team will be on-hand both over the phone and in person to answer all your questions and assuage any concerns you might have. Even after you've purchased your new car, the aftersales team will be waiting to provide any servicing and repairs you might require.